The Spanish Inquisition by Henry Kamen
A Historical Revision

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A renowned historian here presents a new view of the notorious Spanish Inquisition, arguing that there was less terror, bigotry, and persecution associated with it than has been previously believed. Based on thirty years of research, the book will revolutionize further study in the field.
 

About Henry Kamen

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Henry Kamen was until recently professor of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, Spain, and is Visiting Professor in the University of ChicagoAs programme in Barcelona. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. A leading authority on Spanish history, he is author of over twenty studies in the field, some of them best-sellers that have been translated into several languages. Recent well-known works by him include "The Spanish Inquisition (Yale University Press, 1999)," "Philip of Spain (Yale University Press, 1998), "and "Spain""As Road to Empire (Allen Lane, 2002).
 
Published March 30, 1998 by Yale University Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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A very well researched, kaleidoscopic study of late medieval and early modern Europe's most notorious—if hardly its most devastating—religious and racial witch hunt.

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Kamen, whose lifelong study of Spain in the 15th through 18th centuries most recently yielded his biography of Philip II, now reconsiders one of his earliest books. Well received when originally publi

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Combining his own thorough study of the Inquisition's voluminous written record and recent scholarly works such as Benjamin Netanyahu's enormous The Origins of the Inquisition in 15th Century Spain, Kamen has fashioned an extensive survey that dispels some very old stereotypes.

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Initially the main targets were conversos, converts to Christianity, families that were once Jewish or Muslim who converted to Christianity during the decades that preceded the completion in 1492 of Ferdinand and Isabella´s reconquest.

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